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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
515-432-4249
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Boone
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were visiting (from the UK) our son at Iowa State University - we had a little time to spare and wanted to see more of the Mid West. Ou son suggested Boone - so we drove out to the museum and found it was about to close for the day - but the custodian took pity on us and... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We enjoyed the trip to the north pole. My daughter actually fell asleep, probably because she was snuggled with Mom. Our train car person was hilarious. The only minor thing was that it was pretty chilly. So my advice is to go but if it is the Christmas train, dress warm.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is a fun trip with beautiful views of the river and river valley. Lots to see there at the museum and the displays of railroad equipment. Don't miss it!

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Boone, Iowa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The tour was over an hour long and great for young children or older adult entertainment for visiting relatives. We had a groupon for four so we took our parents and they enjoyed it as well.

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Boone, Iowa
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171 reviews 171 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our ranch is called the Scenic Valley Ranch because we both share the same pretty valley. We have done the train ride several times but the VERY BEST one was the Valentine Dinner Train! This was so gorgeous (especially as the landscape was covered with snow), the prime rib dinner was the best. This was one of our most best... More

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Randolph, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

As we vacation in different places, we most always take the opportunity to enjoy a scenic railroad trip. The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad was no exception. We spent the afternoon on the train after visiting the museum which is there at the train station and offers some great items and memorabilia. It was about a two hour trip. There... More

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Boone, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went here to just look around and ended up taking a trip on the train. Because I am afraid of heights we chose to sit inside. It was wonderful, the views were breathtaking with all of the changing colors in the trees. The best part was the bridge and my husband and I had a great time. The new... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

BoyfrIend and I went on this approximately one-hour ride on October 14, 2013. My only two complaints: 1) the views are fewer and farther between than one would hope. There's not much to be done about this. 2) The day we went was damp, nippy and quite breezy, and we chose to ride in the open-window car since it was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My brother, sister, a family friend and I took the train today. We were all disappointed. Two good things. First, we had a coupon, so we didn't have to pay full price. Second, now my sister can say she's been on a train. We all made the comment that their weren't any real views. Well, there are views, if you... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Traveled to Boone on a Saturday to ride the Steam engine and visit the museum - Arrived at 1:00 PM for 1:30 ride that lasted about .5 to 2 hours - all staff were very pleasant - we chose to ride in windowless car - it was very realistic and authentic - saw beautiful country side and fall foliage -... More

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